An 82-year-old Charlotte man has been arrested and accused of killing his 79-year-old wife.
Police have identified the victim as Charlene Ellen Norris. James Nelson Norris was charged with murder and is in Mecklenburg jail. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have not released a motive.
Around 9 a.m. Thursday, officers were asked to assist paramedics at a home on Langford Court, near where Albemarle Road intersects Lawyers Road. When they got there, they found Charlene Norris dead of a gunshot wound.
Police say James Norris voluntarily went to police headquarters to be questioned by homicide detectives. After the interview, he was charged with murder.
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The killing remains under investigation. Officers encouraged anyone with information on the shooting to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) to speak directly to a homicide detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.